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July 8

Thursday, July 8th, 2021

Anyone who listens to my teaching and follows it is wise, like a person who builds a house on solid rock.
Matthew 7:24 NLT

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Old Main open house

Stop by Old Main on Wed., July 28 between 2 and 4 p.m. for light refreshments as we host a casual open house to welcome all the people who have moved into and around Old Main since the new year! President Phipps and her colleagues are delighted to have visitors again! Questions? Email Karin Bisbee.

Employee chapel

Please join us for a summer employee chapel on Tuesday, July 13, at 9:30 a.m. in Parmer Hall. SEVEN will share their musical talents and Rev. Stephen Gallaher will offer a message. We hope to see you at this time to renew our spirits in community together.

Guest groups on campus

Please join us in welcoming the following groups to campus the week of Saturday, July 10 thru Friday, July 16.

Boys’ Soccer Youth Camp – July 12-16
Girls’ Team Basketball – July 12-15
Tennis Camp #1 – July 12-15
Human Anatomy & Physiology Day Camp – July 12-14
Softball ID Camp – July 13

Asking for envelopes for Fall 2021 student move in

Residence Life is looking for full-paper-sized (8.75in x 11.25in) envelopes to use during Fall 2021 student move in.If your office has remaining full-paper-sized “Messiah College” envelopes in good condition, these are ideal. Please bring them to the Residence Life Office located in Eisenhower 166, across from the Post Office by Aug. 2, 2021. Thank you!

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Job opportunities

Messiah University is hiring! Full-time, part-time and temporary positions in various departments are currently available. Do you know someone who would make an excellent employee? The employee referral program provides a $300 bonus for employees who provide referral assistance that leads to the successful hiring of qualified staff, administration or full-time faculty. Please visit http://jobs.messiah.edu for a list of current job openings and to apply.

The Engle Center for Counseling and Health Services has an opening for a part-time medical assistant. For more information and to apply, please visit: https://jobs.messiah.edu/postings/19393. Job-related questions may be directed to Linda Weaver, Engle Center nurse coordinator, at ljweaver@messiah.edu.

The Engle Center for Counseling and Health Services has an opening for a part-time staff nurse. For more information and to apply, please visit: https://jobs.messiah.edu/postings/19399. Job-related questions may be directed to Linda Weaver, Engle Center nurse coordinator, at ljweaver@messiah.edu.

The Office of Development has an opening for a full-time director of development and capital campaigns. For more information and to apply, please visit: https://jobs.messiah.edu/postings/19385. Job-related questions may be directed to Jon Stuckey, executive director of development, at jstuckey@messiah.edu.

The Office of Financial Aid has an opening for a full-time financial aid counselor/coordinator of grant processing. For more information and to apply, please visit: https://jobs.messiah.edu/postings/19372. Job-related questions may be directed to Michael Strite, associate director of financial aid, at mstrite@messiah.edu.

The Department of Safety has an opening for a part-time parking enforcement officer/fire safety assistant. For more information and to apply, please visit: https://jobs.messiah.edu/postings/19402. Job-related questions may be directed to Bryce Wickard, interim safety director, at bwickard@messiah.edu.

The Department of Safety has an opening for a part-time community safety officer to work the hours of 5 p.m. to 1 a.m., Fri., Sat., Sun, every other weekend. For more information and to apply, please visit: https://jobs.messiah.edu/postings/19389. Job-related questions may be directed to Bryce Wickard, interim safety director, at bwickard@messiah.edu.

For sale

Justin Morris sterling silver braceletBeautiful turquoise bracelet signed by Justin Morris. Asking $100. Contact Stacy Portko: sportko@messiah.edu

July 1

Thursday, July 1st, 2021

May the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace as you trust in him, so that you may overflow with hope by the power of the Holy Spirit.

ROMANS 15:13

 

NEWS

Dr. Kim Fenstermacher, assistant dean of nursing, is one of three authors of the third edition of Called to Care: A Christian Vision for Nursing, published by InterVarsity Press with a release date of July 20. This text fills a critical need for nurses seeking to develop and explain their nursing philosophy and integrate their Christian faith in nursing practice, and it is read by all Messiah nursing students in the NURS 203 course. Kim worked with co-authors Judith Allen Shelly (BSN, DMin) who is a former publications director for Nurses Christian Fellowship and Arlene B Miller (RN, PhD) who is retired from the faculty of Messiah’s Dept. of Nursing.

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Independence Day observed

Messiah University will recognize the Independence Day holiday tomorrow, Friday, July 2 (as listed on the holiday schedule found here: https://www.messiah.edu/info/20590/benefits/1014/holiday_schedule). Happy Independence Day!

Calling all collectors!

Do you collect stamps, or Pez dispensers, or fishing lures? Anything? Would you be willing to bring a few examples and talk about your collection with elementary school age campers at the Oakes Museum for ten minutes sometime during the week of July 19-23? Please contact Kirsten Reinford, special programs manager, at kreinford@messiah.edu if you have a collection you could share. Thank you!

Breakroom changes

With the disruption created by COVID, some changes that were implemented as part of prioritization were conflated with changes that needed to be made due to COVID. One such change is the stocking of breakrooms. As announced in 2019, the University ended it’s leasing of breakroom coffee machines and will no longer be stocking breakrooms. Likewise, department budgets are not to be allocated to stocking breakrooms. The University will continue to provide breakroom spaces and refrigerators (where feasible), but we are each responsible for our own refreshments.

Guest groups on campus

Please join us in welcoming the following groups to campus the week of Saturday, July 3 thru Friday, July 9.

Boys’ Soccer Team Camp – July 5-8.

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JOB OPPORTUNITIES

The Department of Safety has an opening for a full-time community safety officer 2nd shift to work the hours of 2 p.m. to 12 a.m., 4 days per week. For more information and to apply, please visit: https://jobs.messiah.edu/postings/19377. Job-related questions may be directed to Bryce Wickard, interim safety director at bwickard@messiah.edu.

The Department of Safety has an opening for a full-time community safety officer 3nd shift to work the hours of 9 p.m. to 7 a.m., 4 days per week. For more information and to apply, please visit: https://jobs.messiah.edu/postings/19348. Job-related questions may be directed to Bryce Wickard, interim safety director at bwickard@messiah.edu.

FOR SALE

Justin Morris sterling silver bracelet. Beautiful turquoise bracelet signed by Justin Morris. Asking $100. Contact Stacy Portko: sportko@messiah.edu

Fainting/pygmy goats – babies will be ready at 8 weeks old. $150-250 each, discount for 2 or more. I am only able to put one picture here, but there are about 10 that are available. Their all very adorable, and come from an excellent upbringing. For more information contact Stacy: sportko@messiah.edu or call 717-528-4771, and ask for Ralph or Wanda.

 

 

June 23

Thursday, June 24th, 2021

Fear not, for I am with you; be not dismayed, for I am your God; I will strengthen you, I will help you, I will uphold you with my righteous right hand.

Isaiah 41:10

 

NEWS

Dr. Cynthia A. Wells, professor of higher education and director of faculty development, has been appointed to a two-year term on the Editorial Board of Innovative Higher Education.

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Alma/Primo

Notice of Migration of Murray Library’s Integrated Library Software System
Occurring June 25-29

After 20 years with our current system, the library is moving into the cloud with Ex Libris’ Alma/Primo product. Our data will start migrating over into the new system June 9. This means that we are unable to process any purchase requests or rush processing requests for new materials after June 8.

On Friday, June 25 until Tuesday, June 29, our circulation information, including holds, interlibrary loans, fines and fees, will not be available as we move to the new system. We will be able to check materials out and you may return your items at this time, but the library catalog will not reflect this information until we go live.

During this time, the current library catalog will still be available. If you have saved lists in the library catalog, you will need to download or print them, as they will not carry over into the new system. If you have created links to materials that take you into the library catalog (NOT links into databases), those links will no longer work. Those links will have to be established again once our new system is up and running. The good news is, that in our new system, there is an easy button to copy the permalink. If you need help with this, please contact your liaison librarian.

The plan is for us to be up and running with the new system Tuesday, June 29.  Thank you for your cooperation and understanding as we make this improvement to the services we offer.

Guest Groups on Campus

Please join us in welcoming the following groups to campus the week of Saturday, June 26 thru Friday, July 2.

Baseball Day Camp – June 28-July 2
Girls’ Basketball Lil’ Falcons #2 – June 28-July 1
Entomology Day Camp – June 28-30
Girls’ Lacrosse Elite Camp – June 28
Girls’ Lacrosse Little Falcons/Falcons Skills Camp – June 29-July 2

Calling all Collectors!

Do you collect stamps, or Pez dispensers, or fishing lures? Anything? Would you be willing to bring a few examples and talk about your collection with elementary school age campers at the Oakes Museum for ten minutes sometime during the week of July 19-23? Please contact Kirsten Reinford, special programs manager at kreinford@messiah.edu if you have a collection you could share. Thank you!

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For sale

Teeter Up/inversion table. Name Brand Teeter Up in excellent condition with video and manual. $100. Contact wgunning@messiah.edu

For rent

2 rooms available for rent in a 4 bedroom house. Looking for two women to rent two bedrooms in a 4 bedroom, 2 bath, house in Camp Hill. Convenient location: walking distance from Holy Spirit Hospital, on bus line, close to Harrisburg, local markets, parks, and libraries. Fully furnished with sunroom and finished basement, TV room, study, washer/dryer. $350 per month per room, utilities extra. Available August 1 for one-year lease. Contact: Mary Michael at mm1702@messiah.edu or 717-982-0474.

House for rent in Grantham, 3-4 bedroom, 1.5 bath, half house at 810 Grantham Rd. Available August 1. May also have a 2 bedroom townhouse available Aug 1. Dale Fogelsanger, dfogelsa@messiah.edu, 717-623-0735

Seeking

Furlough housing need: A missionary family from Tanzania is seeking housing in the Harrisburg area for a 6-month furlough beginning August. 1. The family has two boys, ages 8 and 11, no pets and one cat allergy. They would prefer something furnished or semi-furnished. Contact Anne (anne@eastafricamission.com) or Angela ahare@messiah.edu with information.

 

 

 

 

 

June 17

Thursday, June 17th, 2021

Peace I leave with you; my peace I give you. I do not give to you as the world gives. Do not let your hearts be troubled and do not be afraid.

John 14:27

NEWS

The Human Development and Family Science Department was well represented at the Family Science Association’s Teaching Family Science Conference June 7 and 8. Raeann Hamon and Erin Boyd-Soisson presented, “Know thyself and thy discipline: Nurturing a family science identity.” They, along with Rocky Allinger and Cindy Kerns, presented “Universal design for learning in human development and family science classrooms.” Paul Johns and Chloe Ports ’22 presented “HDFS Choose-Your-Own-Adventure Self-Inventory: A senior level assignment used to increase vocational self-efficacy.”

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Congratulations from the Office of the Provost

Congratulations to the following faculty members who have been approved for promotion, term-tenure or term-tenure renewal effective August 1:

Promotion from assistant professor to associate professor:

James Colonna, assistant professor of music

Michael Dolislager, assistant professor of economics

Sarah Fischer, assistant professor of literacy education

Megan Gross, assistant professor of nursing

Paul Johns, assistant professor of human development and family sciences

Sang Uk Joo, assistant professor of sport management

Jesse Kleingardner, assistant professor of biochemistry

Dwayne Safer, assistant professor of finance

Rodney Sauder, assistant professor of accounting

Dottie Weigel, assistant professor of higher education

Travis Weller, assistant professor of music

Promotion from associate professor to full professor:

Jan Dormer, associate professor of TESOL

Brent Good, associate professor of art

Daniel Inouye, associate professor of theatre

Abaz Kryemadhi, associate professor of physics

Valerie Lemmon, associate professor of psychology

Cynthia Wells, associate professor of higher education

Term tenure:

James Colonna, assistant professor of music

Michael Dolislager, assistant professor of economics

Sarah Fischer, assistant professor of literacy education

Megan Gross, assistant professor of nursing

Daniel Inouye, associate professor of theatre

Sang Uk Joo, assistant professor of sport management

Jesse Kleingardner, assistant professor of biochemistry

Eric Rawson, professor of exercise science

Dwayne Safer, assistant professor of finance

Rodney Sauder, assistant professor of accounting

Dottie Weigel, assistant professor of higher education

Travis Weller, assistant professor of music

Term tenure renewal:

Heather Barto, associate professor of counseling

Melinda Burchard, associate professor of special education

Fabrizio Cilento, associate professor of communication

Leah Clarke, associate professor of counseling

Brent Good, associate professor of art

Niklas Hellgren, associate professor of physics

Kathleen Johnston, associate professor of accounting

Obed Mfum-Mensah, professor of education

Douglas Phillippy, professor of mathematics

George Pickens, professor of theology

Anne Reeve, professor of chemistry

Shelly Skinner, associate professor of Christian ministries

Samuel Smith, professor of English

William Stowman, professor of music

Brian Swartz, associate professor of engineering

Samuel Wilcock, professor of statistics

Lijuan (Stella) Ye, associate professor of Mandarin Chinese

Michael Zigarelli, professor of leadership and strategy

Congratulations to the following retired faculty members who were approved to receive Emeritus status:

Mary L. Holloway, assistant professor of communication

Lawrie H. Merz, librarian/public services coordinator

Douglas K. Miller, professor of health and exercise science

Donald A. Murk, professor of early childhood education

William G. Strausbaugh, vice president for information technology; associate provost; assistant professor of computer science

Alma/Primo

Notice of Migration of Murray Library’s Integrated Library Software System
Occurring June 25-29

After 20 years with our current system, the library is moving into the cloud with Ex Libris’ Alma/Primo product. Our data will start migrating over into the new system June 9. This means that we are unable to process any purchase requests or rush processing requests for new materials after June 8.

On Friday, June 25 until Tuesday, June 29, our circulation information, including holds, interlibrary loans, fines and fees, will not be available as we move to the new system. We will be able to check materials out and you may return your items at this time, but the library catalog will not reflect this information until we go live.

During this time, the current library catalog will still be available. If you have saved lists in the library catalog, you will need to download or print them, as they will not carry over into the new system. If you have created links to materials that take you into the library catalog (NOT links into databases), those links will no longer work.  Those links will have to be established again once our new system is up and running. The good news is, that in our new system, there is an easy button to copy the permalink. If you need help with this, please contact your liaison librarian.

The plan is for us to be up and running with the new system Tuesday, June 29.  Thank you for your cooperation and understanding as we make this improvement to the services we offer.

Guest groups on campus

Please join us in welcoming the following groups to campus the week of Sunday, June 20 thru Saturday, June 26:

Rivers Conservation and Fly Fishing Youth Camp – June 20-25
Young Filmmakers Workshop – June 20-25
Young Writers Workshop – June 20-25
Psychology Camp – June 20-24
Softball Advanced Skills Day Camp – June 21-24
Softball Elementary Day Camps – June 21-24
Theater Arts Academy – June 21-25
Aquatic Biology /Herpetology Camp – June 21-25
Boys’ Basketball Little Falcons Camp – June 21-24
Boys’ Basketball Skills Camp – June 21-24
Softball Elite ID Camp – June 22
Baseball Prospect/Skills Camp – June 24

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Job opportunities

The Engle Health Center has an opening for a full-time counselor. For more information and to apply, please visit: https://jobs.messiah.edu/postings/19273. Job-related questions may be directed to Aubrey Kleinfeld, Counselor at akleinfe@messiah.edu.

The School of Business, Education and Social Sciences has an opening for a part-time administrative assistant to the psychology, criminal justice and sociology department. For more information and to apply, please visit:
https://jobs.messiah.edu/postings/19269. Job-related questions may be directed to Sally Keefer, administrative assistant to the dean, school of humanities at skeefer@messiah.edu.

The Admissions Office has an opening for an admissions traveling recruiter to work August to November. For more information and to apply, please visit: https://jobs.messiah.edu/postings/18959. Job-related questions may be directed to Shayna Mark, associate director of admissions at smark@messiah.edu.

For sale

66”x39” glass dining room table. Glass table top: beveled with a separate rectangular base. Asking $100. Contact me at my Messiah e-mail wgunning@messiah.edu

Teeter Up/inversion table. Name Brand Teeter Up in excellent condition with video and manual. $100. Contact wgunning@messiah.edu

For rent

House for rent in Grantham, 3-4 bedroom, 1.5 bath, half house at 810 Grantham Rd. Available August 1. May also have a 2 bedroom townhouse available Aug 1. Dale Fogelsanger, dfogelsa@messiah.edu, 717-623-0735

Seeking

Furlough housing need: A missionary family from Tanzania is seeking housing in the Harrisburg area for a 6-month furlough beginning August. 1. The family has two boys, ages 8 and 11, no pets and one cat allergy. They would prefer something furnished or semi-furnished. Contact Anne (anne@eastafricamission.com) or Angela ahare@messiah.edu with information.

 

June 10

Thursday, June 10th, 2021

Fathers, do not exasperate your children, so that they will not lose heart.

Colossians 3:21

 

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Envelopes needed for Fall 2021 student move in

Residence Life is looking for full-paper-sized (8.75in x 11.25in) envelopes to use during Fall 2021 student move in. If your office has remaining full-paper-sized “Messiah College” envelopes in good condition, these are ideal. Please bring them to the Residence Life office located in Eisenhower 166, across from the Post Office by Aug. 2. Thank you

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For sale

Queen size sofa bed and 66”x39” glass dining room table. Queen size sofa bed: Floral with green background, mattress is queen size and very comfortable. The sofa bed is very sturdy and very comfortable to sit on. Asking $200
Glass table top: beveled with a separate rectangular base. Asking $100
Contact me at my Messiah e-mail wgunning@messiah.edu

Dining room set for sale. Looking to sell my 8 seat, wood, counter height dining room set. It’s about 3 years old. Original price was about $900. It’s in great condition. A few marks on the bottom. Photo shown is the table at full size. It can be reduced to a smaller rectangle shape as well. Asking a very negotiable $425. Email: stravan@messiah.edu

For rent

2 Rooms available for rent in a 4 Bedroom house. Looking for two women to rent two bedrooms in a 4 Bedroom, 2 bath, house in Camp Hill. Convenient location: walking distance from Holy Spirit Hospital, on bus line, close to Harrisburg, local markets, parks and libraries. Fully furnished with sunroom and finished basement, TV Room, study, washer/dryer. $350 per month per room, utilities extra. Available August 1 for one-year lease. Contact: Mary Michael at mm1702@messiah.edu or 717-982-0474.

 

 

June 3

Thursday, June 3rd, 2021

Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest. Take my yoke upon you and learn from me, for I am gentle and humble in heart, and you will find rest for your souls. For my yoke is easy and my burden is light.

Matthew 11:28-30

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Are you concerned about the risk of Alzheimer’s for you or your loved ones? This Zoom session presented by the Greater Pennsylvania Chapter of the Alzheimer’s Association provides insights into how lifestyle choices may help you keep your brain and body healthy as you age.

Please plan to join us on Wednesday, June 9, from noon to 1 p.m.

Registration information is provided on the attached flyer.

Oakes Museum public hours resume on Saturday, June 5

We are pleased to announce that the Oakes Museum of Natural History and the gift shop will resume public hours on Saturday June 5. We will be open every Saturday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., with story time at 10:30 a.m. Masks will be required. Free admission for students, employees, and alumni and their immediate families!

We are also scheduling private guided tours for small groups (family reunions, Sunday school classes, etc.). Registration information for those can be found at https://www.messiah.edu/homepage/2951/tours.

We look forward to sharing this resource with the community again!

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For sale

Cameras and extras for sale. DJI action camera and Sony Camcorder with lots of extras. DJI camera is almost new. Sony is in great shape. Asking $200 for everything.
Contact Ted at tgingrich@messiah.edu

For rent

House for rent in Grantham, 3-4 bedroom, 1.5 bath, half house at 810 Grantham Rd. Available August 1 (or maybe sooner.) Dale Fogelsanger, dfogelsa@messiah.edu, 717-623-0735

2 rooms available for rent in a 4 bedroom house. Looking for two women to rent two bedrooms in a 4 bedroom, 2 bath, house in Camp Hill. Convenient location: walking distance from Holy Spirit Hospital, on bus line, close to Harrisburg, local markets, parks, and libraries. Fully furnished with sunroom and finished basement, TV room, study, washer/dryer. $350 per month per room, utilities extra. Available August 1 for one-year lease. Contact: Mary Michael at mm1702@messiah.edu or 717-982-0474.

 

May 27

Thursday, May 27th, 2021

Every good gift and every perfect gift is from above, coming down from the Father of lights with whom there is no variation or shadow due to change.

James 1:17

 

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Jigsaw Puzzle Library

Before the summer break, stock up on some puzzles! Joanna Hadley-Evans curates a robust collection of jigsaw puzzles available for swap/loan with colleagues on campus. Dozens of 300-2000 piece puzzles representing various seasons and themes are available – perfect for family time on vacation or as hot summer days require a reprieve in the air conditioning. Drop some off or take some home and return whenever you are done! Contact Joanna at jhadley@messiah.edu to arrange a time to stop by her office in Hostetter Chapel to peruse the collection.

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For sale

1942 Allis Chalmaars Tractor, wide wheel front end with pto. Asking $2.000. Phone Ken at 717-778-1145 or 717-677-6070.

 For rent

House for rent in Grantham, 3-4 bedroom, 1.5 bath, half house at 810 Grantham Rd. Available August 1 (or maybe sooner.) Dale Fogelsanger, dfogelsa@messiah.edu, 717-623-0735

Wanted

My wife and I are looking for a sofa and a medium size kitchen table with chairs, in decent condition. If you have either item or have any leads, please contact me at owilliams@messiah.edu. Thanks.

House/dog sitter needed. Hi Messiah Community!
I am looking for a house/dog sitter for two sweet dachshunds who are rescues so we prefer not to board. Dates are June 11-15. As far as the house-just looking for someone to take in the mail and water plants etc. The dogs are the main priority-not expecting someone to be home all day with them as we work outside the home too-they do like to snuggle in the evening. Please feel free to pass this along to students if you think it might be a good fit. I am happy to explain more about the expectations/arrangement. Please email me if you are interested hbarto@messiah.edu.
Thanks so much.

Looking for dishes and cookware. If you have spare dish sets, cookware, or cooking utensils that are in good condition, our office would be happy to put them to good use this summer for some rental units on campus. At the end of the summer, these items can be used in the campus quarantine apartments. Please contact us if you have anything to donate. Please contact jbert@messiah.edu

 

 

 

May 20, 2021

Thursday, May 20th, 2021

Don’t let anyone look down on you because you are young, but set an example for the believers in speech, in conduct, in love, in faith and in purity.

Timothy 4:12

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Healthy Living for your brain and body

Are you concerned about the risk of Alzheimer’s for you or your loved ones? This Zoom session presented by the Greater Pennsylvania Chapter of the Alzheimer’s Association provides insights into how lifestyle choices may help you keep your brain and body healthy as you age.

Please plan to join us on Wednesday, June 9, from noon to 1 p.m.

Registration information is provided on the attached flyer.

Open Enrollment Ends May 22

Messiah University encourages the health and financial well-being of its employees by providing access to quality and affordable healthcare as well as other valuable benefits.

Open Enrollment is the time to assess your benefits and make elections for the new year (July 1, 2021-June 30, 2022).

All benefits eligible employees must either call the benefit service center or log on to the website to elect your benefits that will be effective July 1, 2021.

The last day to enroll or make benefit changes via phone is Saturday, May 21, 2021. There are limited customer service representatives available on Saturday.

The last day to enroll or make benefit changes online is Sunday, May 22, 2021
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After May 22, 2021, you cannot make changes to your benefits unless you experience a life status change.

Instructions for Open Enrollment at attached.

The BRIDGE is here

The latest issue of The Bridge has published! Check out our feature on the art of listening, a timely piece for today’s world. Read the entire issue at messiah.edu/the_bridge.

Campus Store Announces Summer Hours

As of Monday, May 17, the Campus Store’s summer hours are 10 a.m. -2 p.m., Monday-Friday. The store will be closed on Memorial Day, Monday, May 31 and Independence Day (observed), Friday, July 2.

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Job opportunities

The Department of Safety has an opening for a full-time fire and safety systems coordinator. For more information and to apply, please visit: https://jobs.messiah.edu/postings/19120. Job-related questions may be directed to Bryce Wickard, interim director of safety at bwickard@messiah.edu.

For sale

House for sale near athletic fields. Spacious house for sale near the Messiah athletic fields, a short walk from the college. Around 2300 sq. ft. Five large bedrooms, two full baths, on a wooded lot with large windows and a fantastic view of a stream. There is a one bedroom apartment in the basement with its own entrance and a full bath. The lower level also has a two car garage and a large workshop. Contact Lin Taylor: ltaylor@messiah.edu

For rent

Very nice apartment (can be studio for $695 per month or one-bedroom for $895 per month) in a beautiful residential neighborhood about one mile from Messiah University main campus. The apartment, which will be available July 1, is located in a nice home and has a private entrance and off-street parking. Rent includes all utilities and WIFI. For more information email jbert@messiah.edu.

A lovely “raised ranch” style house with three bedrooms, one and a half baths, living room, kitchen, and a separate dining room is available to rent.  Conveniently located in a friendly neighborhood less than a mile from Messiah University, this house features a screened-in carport and an outdoor deck with a beautiful view.  It is in an excellent school district (Mechanicsburg).  Tenants will occupy the main level of the house and have partial access to the lower level which includes laundry facilities and additional storage space.  Available July 1, 2021.  For more information, contact eseibert@messiah.edu, or call 717-697-2010.

Wanted

My wife and I are looking for a sofa and a medium size kitchen table with chairs in decent condition. If you have either item or have any leads, please contact me at owilliams@messiah.edu. Thanks.

 

 

 

May 13, 2021

Thursday, May 13th, 2021

“Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest. Take my yoke upon you and learn from me, for I am gentle and humble in heart, and you will find rest for your souls.

Matthew 11:28-29

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Annual Laptop Tune-ups

Congratulations on your accomplishment this past year! Thank you for your patience and understanding as we all navigated new ways of utilizing technology to fulfill the University’s mission.

Laptop tune-ups are available again starting in this year’s May Development Week! These tune-ups are available for Messiah-issued laptops only. To encourage physical distancing in our new location on the first floor of Old Main, Educational Technology Services’ (ETS’s) Help Desk will extend laptop tune-ups throughout the summer. If you have any issue that you have found yourself ‘living with’ all year that you would like to address, please do not hesitate to reach out to the ETS Help Desk so we can help!

Tune-ups could take at least 4 hours to complete, and are completed on a first come, first served basis.

Call 717-796-4444 or email helpdesk@messiah.edu to set up an appointment.

New Dual Enrollment Educational Psychology Course

We are pleased to announce a brand new Dual Enrollment Educational Psychology (EDUC 203) course. Dual enrollment students receive a 90% discount compared to regular part-time tuition rate.
Please feel free to share the attached flyer to help spread the word!

Jigsaw Puzzle Library

Before the summer break, stock up on some puzzles! Joanna Hadley-Evans curates a robust collection of jigsaw puzzles available for swap/loan with colleagues on campus. Dozens of 300-2000 piece puzzles representing various seasons and themes are available – perfect for family time on vacation or as hot summer days require a reprieve in the air conditioning. Drop some off or take some home and return whenever you are done! Contact Joanna at jhadley@messiah.edu to arrange a time to stop by her office in Hostetter Chapel to peruse the collection.

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Job opportunities

The Admissions Office has an opening for a temporary admissions traveling recruiter to work the dates August 9 – November 5, 2021. For more information and to apply, please visit: https://jobs.messiah.edu/postings/18959. For job-related questions, please contact Shayna Mark, associate director of admissions at smark@messiah.edu.

The Athletics Department has an opening for a part-time, summer lifeguard. For more information and to apply, please visit: https://jobs.messiah.edu/postings/19078. Job related questions may be directed to Katie McComb, director of aquatics at kmccomb@messiah.edu.

The Athletics Department has an opening for a part-time swim lessons instructor. For more information and to apply, please visit: https://jobs.messiah.edu/postings/19087. Job related questions may be directed to Katie McComb, director of aquatics at kmccomb@messiah.edu.

The Financial Aid Office has an opening for a part-time financial aid office assistant.
For more information and to apply, please visit:
https://jobs.messiah.edu/postings/19073. Job-related questions may be directed to Greg Gearhart, director of financial aid at gearhart@messiah.edu.

The Financial Aid Office has an opening for a full-time financial aid technical coordinator. For more information and to apply, please visit: https://jobs.messiah.edu/postings/19085. Job-related questions may be directed to Greg Gearhart, director of financial aid at gearhart@messiah.edu.

The Engle Center and Dining Services has an opening for a part-time dietician. For more information and to apply, please visit: https://jobs.messiah.edu/postings/19066. Job-related questions may be directed to Ellie Muir, director of counseling and health services at emuir@messiah.edu.

For sale

House for sale near athletic fields. Spacious house for sale near the Messiah athletic fields, a short walk from the college. Around 2300 sq. ft. Five large bedrooms, two full baths, on a wooded lot with large windows and a fantastic view of a stream. There is a one bedroom apartment in the basement with its own entrance and a full bath. The lower level also has a two car garage and a large workshop. Call Lin Taylor 717-686-1813.

 

May 6, 2021

Thursday, May 6th, 2021

Do you not know that in a race all the runners run, but only one gets the prize? Run in such a way as to get the prize.

1 Corinthians 9:24

NEWS

Jesse Kleingardner, assistant professor of Chemistry and Biochemistry, in collaboration with computer science graduate, Hoang Nguyen, recently published a paper entitled “Identifying metal binding amino acids based on backbone geometries as a tool fo metalloprotein engineering.” The paper was published in Wiley’s “Protein Science” journal. Hoang is currently a graduate student in computer science at the University of Illinois at Chicago.

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The Dean of Science, Engineering, and Health is pleased to announce that Dr. Niklas Hellgren, associate professor of Physics, has agreed to serve as department chair of the department of computing, mathematics, and physics, effective May 17. Niklas has the unanimous support of his department faculty. The CMP department in 2021-22 will include 12 full-time faculty and the programs of actuarial science (BS), computer and information science (BS), cybersecurity (BS), digital media (BA), mathematics (BA), physics (BA, BS), and a minor in statistics.

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Dr. Charlene Lane, LCSW and Joy Hammond, social work student in the graduating class of 2021, proposal entitled “COVID 19 & Anti-Asian sentiments” was accepted to the national Association of Christian Social-Workers annual conference scheduled for November 20, Glendale California.

On April 28, nineteen undergraduate pre-health students joined the virtual session ‘Lessons Learned along the Journey’ hosted by Martha Smith. Student guests heard from seniors Sara Stambaugh, Christine Milbrath and Laura Hudson and alumni Andrew Resh (currently attending The University of Maryland School of Dentistry) and Erin Wee (currently attending the accelerated RN/DNP program at Emory University) about tips for studying for medical school admissions tests, preparing a strong application for health professional schools, dealing with setbacks and having a well-rounded undergraduate experience.

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On April 30, 2021, Dr. Brenda Elliott, assistant professor of Nursing and coordinator of MSN, CAGS, and RN to BSN programs was invited to present a virtual webinar to an interdisciplinary audience of healthcare professionals and students at Rutgers University Camden School of Nursing with two colleagues titled “A holistic approach to veteran health care in our communities.” The Distinguished Nursing Lecture was delivered on Behalf of the Veterans Serving Veterans Nursing Fellowship Program and was supported by the Health Resources Services Administration of U.S. Department of Health and Human Services as part of a grant awarded to Rutgers University Camden School of Nursing. The objectives of the program were to explain contextual influences on the health and wellness of veterans and their families, identify Veterans Affairs and community resources to support veteran healthcare, and link current research and veteran health competencies to veteran-centered care.

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For the second time in three years, Messiah University’s capstone marketing class, Marketing Management and Strategy, taught by professor of marketing David Hagenbuch, won first place in the annual Collegiate Marketing Plan Competition sponsored by the Pittsburgh chapter of the American Marketing Association (AMA).

Other schools that often participate in the semester-long competition, which is judged by accomplished marketing professionals, include the University of Pittsburgh, Duquesne University, Robert Morris University, and West Virginia University. Messiah University’s marketing program is the only one to place in the top three each of the past four years.

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Undergraduate and Graduate Commencement information for employees

Undergraduate Commencement: Friday, May 7 and Saturday, May 8

Schedule and details

Messiah University will be hosting Commencement celebrations for both the undergraduate Class of 2020 and the Class of 2021 on May 8 at Shoemaker Field.

  • The 2020 Commencement ceremony will be held at 9:30 a.m.; the schedule and other details are available online at edu/2020UGcommencement.
  • The 2021 Commencement ceremony will be held at 3 p.m.; the schedule and other details are available online at edu/UGcommencement
  • It is important to note that both Commencement ceremonies are private, ticketed events this year due to COVID-19 health and safety protocols, but the above websites will provide a livestream of the ceremonies.

These websites will also provide a link to the live video stream of both Commencement ceremonies. Members of the Community of Educators should have already received information from the Provost’s Office regarding their participation in Commencement weekend. Faculty, staff and administrators who are participating in the Commencement ceremony itself should have already received an email memo regarding their role in the ceremony from the Office of Conference and Events Services. Note: everyone on campus during Commencement weekend are required to wear masks and to socially distance at all times.

If you have any questions regarding Commencement, please contact Carla Gross, co-chair of the Commencement Committee, at ext. 6940 or cgross@messiah.edu.

Baccalaureate service/reception parking (Friday, May 7)

  • Please be aware that traffic will be heavy on campus the evening of Friday, May 7, and that Department of Safety personnel will be directing guests to parking areas on campus. Guests will walk to Starry Athletic Complex for the service, which is being held outdoors this year on Shoemaker Field. It is important to note that Baccalaureate is a private, ticketed event. See the Commencement web site for details.
  • If you have questions regarding parking for guests with a disability, visit https://www.messiah.edu/info/20305/visitor_resources/407/parking.

Important Employee parking information for Commencement day (Saturday, May 8).

  • Members of the Community of Educatorsand other employees who are marching in the processional or participating in the Commencement ceremony will receive a reserved parking pass. Drivers MUST show their parking pass to traffic control personnel upon entering campus to be directed to their designated reserved parking areas.

 

  • All other employeeswho will be working the Commencement ceremony will receive parking instructions with their assignment.
  • All employees coming to campus that day should use the main campus entrance.
  • Due to the significantly increased volume of traffic on campus for Commencement, the Department of Safety strongly encourages all employees to plan to arrive 15-20 minutes prior to their assigned work time, in order to alleviate being delayed in traffic, and to assist in being directed to their reserved parking areas on campus.
  • It is also extremely important to follow all parking direction and instruction from safety personnel while entering and leaving campus, as traffic conditions can change quickly and officers are not able to stop traffic flow to have conversation with individual drivers.
  • An important reminder—employees are notpermitted to schedule vendor visits, pick-ups or deliveries on the day of Commencement as it interferes with the increased and altered traffic flow on campus that day.

 

School of Graduate Studies Commencement, Saturday, May 15, Hitchcock Arena, Sollenberger Sports Center

Schedule and details

Messiah University will be hosting Commencement celebrations for both the graduate Class of 2020 and the Class of 2021 on May 15 in Hitchcock Arena, in Sollenberger Sports Center.

  • The 2020 Commencement ceremony will be held at 1 p.m.; the schedule and other details are available online at edu/gradcommencement.
  • The 2021 Commencement ceremony will be held at 4 p.m.; the schedule and other details are available online at edu/gradcommencement.
  • It is important to note that both Commencement ceremonies are private, ticketed events this year due to COVID-19 health and safety protocols, but the above website will also provide a live video stream of both Commencement ceremonies.
  • Members of the Graduate Studies faculty should have already received information from the Provost’s Office regarding their participation in Commencement. Faculty, staff and administrators who are participating in the Commencement ceremony should also have received a memo regarding their role in the ceremony from the Office of Conference and Events Services.
  • Note: everyone on campus during Commencement weekend are required to wear masks and to socially distance at all times.

Parking

Parking lots TT (along the railroad tracks and behind Sollenberger Sports Center) and VV (visitor’s lot) will be the primary guest parking lots for this event. Note: there are no reserved employee parking passes issued for this event. Employees should follow the directions of parking personnel when they arrive on campus.

If you have any questions regarding the School of Graduate Studies Commencement, please contact Rebekah Ostby, co-chair of the School of Graduate Studies Commencement Committee, at rostby@messiah.edu.

Falcon Exchange Summer Hours

The Falcon Exchange will be transitioning to summer office hours beginning Monday, May 10. Summer hours of operation will be 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., Monday through Friday.

Any questions can be directed to the Falcon Exchange at falconexchange@messiah.edu.

Annual Laptop Tune-ups

Congratulations on your accomplishment this past year! Thank you for your patience and understanding as we all navigated new ways of utilizing technology to fulfill the University’s mission.

Laptop tune-ups are available again starting in this year’s May Development Week! These tune-ups are available for Messiah-issued laptops only. To encourage physical distancing in our new location on the first floor of Old Main, Educational Technology Services’ (ETS’s) Help Desk will extend laptop tune-ups throughout the summer. If you have any issue that you have found yourself ‘living with’ all year that you would like to address, please do not hesitate to reach out to the ETS Help Desk so we can help!

Tune-ups could take at least 4 hours to complete, and are completed on a first come, first served basis.

Call 717-796-4444 or email helpdesk@messiah.edu to set up an appointment.

CFA Collegiate Financial Plan Award

Congratulations to Ryan Althoff, a senior mathematics major/finance minor, for placing 1st in the CFA Society of Pittsburgh’s annual Collegiate Financial Plan competition. Ryan’s submission was chosen by 22 judges from a competitive field of over 200 financial plans submitted by students from colleges and universities across the state of Pennsylvania.

New Dual Enrollment Educational Psychology Course

We are pleased to announce a brand new Dual Enrollment Educational Psychology (EDUC 203) course. Dual enrollment students receive a 90% discount compared to regular part-time tuition rate.
Please feel free to share the attached flyer to help spread the word!

Employee Recognition Picnic

Please join us as we celebrate our dedicated employees who are reaching milestones. We are hosting an Employee Recognition Picnic on Tuesday, May 11, between 11 a.m. and 2 p.m., at Starry Lot. You will be able to choose lunch from Chef de Crepe or Philadelphia Hoagie Company, enjoy dessert from Lancaster Cupcake, and hors d’oeuvres and beverages will be provided by Two Bridges Catering. Bring a chair if you wish (some will be provided) and simply appreciate being together. There is no formal program, so please come as your schedule allows. You may view the list of employees reaching service milestones at https://www.messiah.edu/download/downloads/id/9407/Employee_Honorees_2021.pdf. Certificates, awards, and prizes will be distributed at a later date.

Please contact Staci Davis in Human Resources and Compliance with any questions.

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Job opportunities

The Athletics department has a full-time opening for a head men’s lacrosse coach/camps and clinics assistant coordinator/game day management. For more information and to apply, please visit: https://jobs.messiah.edu/postings/18956. Job-related questions may be directed to Sarah Gustin Hamrock, Athletics Director at sgustinhamrock@messiah.edu.

Facility Services has multiple openings for full-time and part-time campus events workers. For more information and to apply, please visit one of the following links: https://jobs.messiah.edu/postings/18708 (FT 1st Shift),
https://jobs.messiah.edu/postings/18862 (FT Residence Hall),
https://jobs.messiah.edu/postings/17569 (PT Weekends)
Job -related questions may be directed to Laura Price, Assistant Manager Campus Events at lprice@messiah.edu.

For sale

Pura Vida inspired bracelets. These make great gifts or just for everyday wearing. Summer is coming and they look really nice with your summer outfits. All different kinds of colors as you can see. Colors for boys and girls.
$6 ea or 2/$10. If you’d like to stop by and see them in person, please contact me at extension 3918.

OUTISDE ORGANIZATION

Looking for childcare

Greater Grace Bible Fellowship in Boiling Springs is looking for a babysitter for bible studies and special events. Next need is May 15th from 9am-1pm. $15/hr. Contact greatergracebiblefellowship@gmail.com if you may be interested or contact sportko@messiah.edu